• Roundtable
    4 Tips for Hosting a Successful Roundtable Discussion

    Roundtable discussions give participants an opportunity to connect deeply, hash out ideas and share their perspective on a given topic. The very notion of sitting around a table, literally or metaphorically, conjures up images of camaraderie and...

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  • Daily Devotions
    October 6, 2017-A Cord of Three Strands

    By Mary Southerland— Today’s Truth Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken (Ecclesiastes 4:12, NIV). Friend to Friend The emotional demands on women are immense. One...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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  • Daily Devotions
    September 6, 2017-Got Gaps?

    By Mary Southerland— Today’s Truth Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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    Developing a Support System

    By Christy Girard – There was a time when helping others was a way of life, when parents had an influence on all the children in the neighborhood, when multiple casserole dishes would appear at your door...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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  • Never Unfriended
    On Fear and Friendship

    Excerpt from Never Unfriended By Lisa-Jo Baker – The thing about fear is how claustrophobic it is. On days when I feel fear pressing in, everything about my life shrinks. While joy makes me want to throw...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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  • Dinners with Joy in Clearwater, Florida

    By Norine Rae – Summer vacations can be filled with lots of fun activities that can leave you needing a vacation after your vacation. Instead of being exhausted, my summer adventure to Clearwater Beach, Florida was more...

    • Posted 6 years ago
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    The Friends You Choose Determine Your Success

     By Stephanie Scheller– In early 2012 I attended two wealth-building/personal-growth seminars back to back in my hometown. While the information I learned at both seminars was great, I actually learned something more valuable when I realized that...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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    The Lighterside – A Mother’s Day Feature

    By Barbara Franzen – Whenever I think of Flory, a peculiar woman of eccentricities, my spirit soars. My 50’s childhood was spent just outside a tiny Nebraska prairie town. Of the 350 some people, I knew everyone....

    • Posted 8 years ago
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  • The Gift of Friendship

    By Nancie Carmichael – My mother-in-law, Betty, is 91 and lives near us in an adult foster home. Sadly, dementia is stealing the twinkle and feisty spirit from her blue eyes. Most days she sits with three...

    • Posted 9 years ago
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  • When Evil is Spoken of You

    Learning to Live Beyond the Pain – I had a dear friend share with me today how brokenhearted she is over someone’s lies and divisive schemes. She is struggling with how to practically walk this out as...

    • Posted 10 years ago
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    Inviting Them Home

    By Daphne Tarango – Many people were away from their homes for the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ–Joseph, Mary, the shepherds, the wise men, and most of all, Jesus Himself. Several years ago, I was away...

    • Posted 10 years ago
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  • Lift Up Your Head

    “But you are a shield around me, O LORD; you bestow glory on me and lift up my head.” Psalm 3:3 David wrote these words when his own son, Absalom, was going after him. Can you imagine...

    • Posted 10 years ago
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  • What’s in a Hug?

    By Laura Petherbridge – Judy’s hugs have changed recently. My friend no longer offers a brief squeeze, she now holds on tight, and whispers words of encouragement and affirmation in my ear. When we speak her face...

    • Posted 10 years ago
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  • How to Cope with Caregiving – The Friendship Connection

    By:  Sherri Snelling – It was recently National Friendship Day which I thought was a good time to talk about the power of friendships when it comes to coping with caregiving responsibilities. We know from numerous studies...

    • Posted 11 years ago
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  • Forgive and Forget?

    By Brenda Neary – Forgive and forget…..Easier said than done isn’t it? However, since I know for sure that this chick has needed forgiveness from family, friends and most of all Our Heavenly Father, I have had...

    • Posted 11 years ago
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  • 12 Ways to Be a Family Caregiver’s Best Friend

    Supporting Baby Boomers Who Care for Aging Parents By Deborah Cauz, Submitted by http://www.boomertoboomeronline.ca/ – Being a family caregiver, caring for an aging parent, is a tough assignment. It is one that many baby boomers are just...

    • Posted 11 years ago
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